Don’t miss ‘The Art of the Selfie’ Pop Up Gallery and interactive space in Old Street Station, London, EC1.
4th – 14th November, 8am – 7pm.
From Warhol’s iconic pop art photos through to contemporary expressions of the self, the pop up gallery will explore self-portraiture in the age of the selfie. The space will feature an array of interactive areas, from a self-generated portrait installation to a mirrored selfie wall by some of the best young creatives; alongside a shop packed with graphic art prints and cool stationery gifts.
For those seeking a cultural lunch hour or an after work creative fix, be sure to check out our art workshops and talks on offer throughout the week.
Come and explore, interact and shop ‘The Art of the Selfie’, in a way that has never been seen before.
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Winter Landscape, 1955. Copyright the Artist’s Estate
Winter Landscape, 1949. Copyright the Artist’s Estate
William Gear:The painter the Britain forgot
17 July – 27 September
This is a fabulous, ‘must see’ exhibition, a major retrospective of his work, with around 80 vibrant works.
William Gear is a previous curator of Towner and this exhibition runs alongside an exhibition of works acquired by Gear, for the Towner, including Sandra Blow, Alan Davie, Roger Hilton and Ceri Richards.
Border 1990-1991 & Darkness 1990-1991
Hand-painted gouache on intaglio-impressed Khadi paper
Britannia, Bombay 2014-2015 Oil on wood
Come into the Garden, Maud 2000-2003
Oil on wood
Rain 1984-1989 Oil on composite panel
Indian Waves from Howard Hodgkin’s recent exhibition at Gagosian London
Howard Hodgkin: Paintings 1984-2015 A Tribute, is a collaboration between the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), the Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation, India and Tate, London. Howard Hodgkin’s first solo exhibition in India. Two major works have been lent from Tate’s collection: Rain 1984-1989 and Come into the Garden, Maud 2000-2003. Twelve ‘Indian Waves’ gouaches on intaglio-impressed Khadi paper, part of a group of 30 works recently exhibited at Gagosian London. Six paintings on wood that Howard Hodgkin has worked on during this years stay in India. Howard Hodgkin first travelled to India in 1964. He fell in love with India, it’s landscape and people and has returned regularly and found inspiration for many of his paintings. From February 21 to April 15
Horst: Photographer of Style
An exhibition of over 250 photographs taken during Horst’s 60-year career.
His career started in Paris, photographing for Vogue where he produced 94 covers.
He also became a sort after society photographer, taking photographs of Hollywood stars in Paris and New York.
This exhibition also shows some fabulously sculptural nude photography, abstract patterns from natural forms, surrealism – inspired by Salvador Dali, garments that he photographed and so much more …..!
Horst: Photographer of Style is at the V&A until January 4th 2015
Blue Door & Nicola
Blue Door, 2009-12, oil on wood, 84.1x120cm
GAGOSIAN GALLERY, PARIS
If you are in Paris, or can jump on the eurostar, get yourself to Howard Hodgkin’s wonderful exhibition at The Gagosian Gallery on the rue de Ponthieu.
The exhibition has been extended until Saturday August 23.
Richly coloured and textured works produced between London, Normandy, and Bombay represent vibrant traces of location and experience—transcriptions of everyday encounters and memories.
4 rue de Ponthieu
Hannah Maybank shows a beautiful body of work at Gimpel Fils.
Hannah mixes the delicateness of watercolour with the strength of metal particles, the looseness of painting with careful drawing and creates a dark ghostly beauty.
Hannah Maybank: Bobhowlers and Blooms
29th May – 5th July 2014
30 Davies Street
London, W1K 4NB
art everywhere, the world’s largest exhibition
art everywhere, Sir Peter Blake, ‘Have a Nice Day, Mr Hockney’
…. bringing British art from the gallery into the street, for everyone to enjoy…..
The nation’s favourite British art, selected through a public vote, appearing NOW on 22,000 billboards, bus stops and poster sites across the UK ……
……. to flood our streets with art and celebrate the creative talents of the UK.
A fabulous new project, a non-commercial and charitable collaboration between Richard Reed (a co-founder of Innocent Drinks), the Art Fund, Tate, Posterscope, Vizeum, 101 Creative Agency, Easyart and Blippar.
For more information and a map of the poster sites
A wonderful exhibition of Dame Laura Knight’s paintings and drawings at The National Portrait Gallery.
Laura painted women in the work place – in maternity wards, factories, dancers back stage, circus performers behind the scenes and British Service Women.
She was the official artist at the Nuremberg Trials.
Her life in Cornwall plays a part in the recently released film ‘Summer in February’ – a fabulous film about Sir Alfred Munnings and a group of Bohemian artists called the Lamorna Group, set in Cornwall in the early 20th century.
Laura Knight Portraits is at the National Portrait Gallery, London
11th July – 13th October
Summer in February is in cinemas throughout the UK
fox drawn ambulance by Le Gun
medicine chariot, Le Gun
Sky Arts Ignition : Memory Palace brings together a new work of fiction by Hari Kunzru with 20 commissions from leading graphic designers, illustrators and typographers to create a ‘walk-in’ book.
Each designer and illustrator has worked on a different passage of text from Hari Kunzru’s story.
They vary dramatically in scale, style and format.
The story is set in London in the future, when recording, writing, collecting and art are outlawed.
The narrator is in prison and tries to remember as much of the past as he can and fills his Memory Palace cell with images representing memories.
Sky Arts Ignition : Memory Palace
V&A Museum, London
18th June – 20th October 2013
The V&A shop is wonderful too!